Workforce Development

Primary Care Training and Enhancement Program

The Advancing Teams in Community Health Program (ATP) is a five-year initiative focused on strengthening teams, leadership and improvement capacity at community health centers in Massachusetts. Funded by the HRSA Bureau of Health Workforce, the program is administered by the Harvard Medical School's Center for Primary Care in collaboration with the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers.

Participating health centers focus on a 10-month improvement project to test new strategies and techniques while also achieving measurable results in clinical operations. Program components include three one-day workshops, a series of monthly webinars, and customized team practice coaching.This project should be aligned with the health center's strategic priorities, and should focus on one of these three areas:

  • Behavioral health integration
  • Oral health integration
  • Use of community health workers to improve care for patients with complex medical and social needs

While the Center for Primary Care strongly recommends selecting from one of the projects listed above, other improvement project ideas may be proposed if preferred.

Participating CHCs will receive a $20,000 stipend to help cover the time for provider and staff participation in this program.

For more information on the League's Advancing Teams Program, contact Chenelle Norman, Harvard Medical School.